What Is Chronic Pain Syndrome?
Do you know how many people are there in the world must be suffering the chronic pain and depression? According to some statistics sources, there are about 20% – 35% people are suffering partially or entirely this condition in the world. The topic on how to live with chronic pain and depression is always an interesting topic with many people. But before we discover the solutions, we need to know what chronic pain syndrome is.
Basically, chronic pain syndrome is understood as a type of symptoms that has no well reaction with the model of medical care in the western. Then, why do we call it chronic pain? According to the health care providers, if the pain is greater than the average time for healing, it will be called chronic pain. So, what is the average time for healing? Some clinicians think that it should be greater than six months. Some others said that three months can be acceptable. However, in summary, when the pain lasts from 1 month to 6 months, it is the sub-acute pain, and the pain lasts more than 6 months, it will be defined as a chronic pain.
Actually, this syndrome is not obvious and becoming a big challenge to all health care provider. The main cause of this situation is that the cause for this syndrome is not discovered while this condition has a poor response to the model of medical treatment. The pathology of this condition seems quite complicated because it is related to the different factors that are very difficult to define. Some people think that chronic pain syndrome is linked closely to various emotions like daily responsibilities, sex, sadness, guilt, fear, or even depression.